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Item Number: 149669
Title: Books and Bookmen in Early Modern Britain: Essays Presented to James P. Carley
Author: Willoughby, James ; Jeremy Catto (eds)
Price: Not Available
ISBN: 9780888448309
Description: Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2018. 23cm., hardcover, xxv, 449pp., 12 b&w illus.

Summary: This gathering of eighteen essays explores a period in Britain when the world of letters was brought under harness by the political centre as it had never been before or has been since. The importance of royal patronage for authors and printers alike is the subject of several of these studies; others are concerned with the dangers of unorthodox reading in Tudor England. The break-up of monastic libraries is another theme, as witnessed not only in England but also by observers in the Low Countries and Italy. Also included are studies on the post-dissolution movement of medieval books into the universities and into royal and aristocratic collections, aspects of female reading, verse composition, and the act and art of writing by hand, with some editions of hitherto unprinted texts.

Contents: Diarmaid MacCulloch, James Carley: An Appreciation ||| Jeremy Catto, John Stevens and the Gesta Henrici Quinti ||| David Rundle, The Playpen: Reform, Experimentation and the Memory of Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester in the Registry of the University of Oxford ||| Vincent Gillespie, Visionary Women and their Books in the Library of the Brethren of Syon ||| Mark Rankin, Sebastian Brant's Shyp of folys at the Accession of Henry VIII ||| David R. Carlson, Wolsey's Praises: The Henrician Royal Manuscript Presentation, Ianus ||| Ágnes Juhász-Ormsby, Commemorating Anne Boleyn's 1533 Entry into London: John Leland and Nicholas Udall's Versis and dities made at the coronation of quene Anne ||| James Willoughby, Cardinal Marcello Cervini (1501-1555) and English Libraries ||| Paul Nelles, English Books in Flanders? New Light on John Bale's 'lamentable spoyle' ||| Anne Hudson, Cataloguing Wyclif: The Contribution of John Bale ||| M. Anne Overell, Books of Italian Spirituali in Tudor England ||| Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan, Changing Worlds: Contextualizing Elis Gruffydd's Welsh Miscellany ||| Ann Dooley, What Lies Beneath: The Weary Scribal Hand of Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 615 ||| Susan Powell, The After-Life of a Late Fourteenth-Century Sermon Collection in Early Modern England ||| Richard Ovenden, The Manuscript Library of Lord William Howard of Naworth (1563-1640) ||| Elisabeth Leedham-Green, University Street and the Stationers of Sixteenth-Century Cambridge ||| Richard Rex, Such a Company of Fellows and Scholars: Roger Ascham's Picture of Humanism at St John's College, Cambridge ||| Joanna Weinberg, A Mélange of Words and Documents: Notes on Some Seventeenth-Century Orientalists ||| Daniel Woolf, A Late Seventeenth-Century Englishwoman and her History Books: Sarah Cowper (1644-1720) as Reader and Commentator ||| Ann M. Hutchison, A Bibliography of the Writings of James P. Carley. (Papers in mediaeval studies, 30)

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